Tuesday, 19 June 2007

reshaping an Institute to become Web2.0 literate? No problem

Moving an Institute of around 350 colleagues and with students that consist of medical professionals from developing countries into the web-era... that is easy. Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh. Let me see, the only things that need to be done are:

get some key-people interested,
consider gender and cultural differences,
get peer-2-peer interaction going,
map communities that are already existing and lure them into the virtual world,
get them acquainted with new softwares,
let them enjoy themselves,
build their online awareness and self confidence,
map a learning trajectory so the ones that are interested can get into the social learning software if they want to, but do not want to jump into it alone

Somewhere along these lines change is possible, but from time to time, I just look like this:

Luckily I am part of a very creative and innovative team that makes any work look like fun.